Bed bugs are small, nocturnal creatures that feed on human blood. They hide in mattresses, bed frames, couches, and other small crevices during the day and come out during the night to feed. Due to the chemicals in their saliva, victims usually cannot feel the bites as they are happening; they wake up to find the bites, which can be itchy and uncomfortable.
Were you exposed to a bed bug infestation anywhere in Oakland, California or surrounding areas? You might have been exposed to a bed bug infestation at a hotel, motel, apartment, or even due to a furniture store. Whether you were affected in Oakland, Berkley, Richmond, Vallejo, Hayward, Freemont, or any other nearby city, you could trust the bed bug injury attorneys at our firm to evaluate your situation and help you pursue a bed bug claim.
Are you interested in learning more about your right to file a bed bug injury claim for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered after being exposed to an infestation in Oakland or surrounding areas? If so, you should seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately. Our lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome. Our lawyers at Bed Bug Legal Group have many years of experience representing those affected by bed bugs. You can trust that our lawyers will guide you every step of the way.
Common Places for Bed Bug Infestations
Bed bug infestations are common in a number of places, including hotels, motels, apartments, and furniture stores, for instance. Infestations are common in these places for a number of reasons. For instance, hotels and motels constantly have guests from all over the world coming in and out of their premises. If even one guest brings bed bugs onto the premises, an infestation can quickly develop. If a hotel or motel owner fails to act quickly after learning of the infestation, many guests can be affected due to their lack of action. The situation is similar with apartments. If there is a bed bug infestation in one apartment, the infestation can affect nearby apartments very quickly. Because many landlords simply are interested in renting their vacant apartments as soon as possible, they often disregard infestations, and the cycle continues. In furniture stores, specifically, store owners could fail to ensure that their furniture is in good condition; customers could unknowingly bring an infestation into their homes.
Possible Harm that Affected Parties Could Suffer
If you were exposed to a bed bug infestation in Oakland or surrounding areas, you might suffer significant harm and/or damages. Some of the potential results of exposure to bed bug infestations include the following:
- Bed bug bites
- Skin infections
- Allergic reactions
- Mental and emotional harm
- Property damage
- Financial losses
Regardless of the harm that you or a member of your family suffered after exposure to a bed bug infestation, you might have grounds to pursue a bed bug injury claim. If you are interested in learning more about your right to file a bed bug claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately.
Do I Have the Right to Sue?
Can you sue for the harm or damages that you or a member of your family suffered after having been exposed to a bed bug infestation? Depending on the details surrounding the incident, you might have grounds to sue. You could potentially file a bed bug claim against a hotel owner, motel owner, landlord, or even store owner. All these parties have a specific duty of care towards their guests, landlords, and customers, for instance. That is, hotel and motel owners have the duty to ensure that their premises are safe for their guests – this means that their premises must be free of infestations. Likewise, landlords have a duty to ensure that their apartments are in a habitable condition – also free of infestations. Finally, furniture store owners have a duty to ensure that the furniture that they sell (whether it is new or used) is sanitary – and, once again, free of infestations. If any of these parties breached their duty of care towards you and your family, you could sue.
If you are ready to learn more about your right to sue after being exposed to a bed bug infestation, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our experts today.
Are You Eligible to Recover Monetary Compensation?
Could you recover compensation for the harm resulting from your exposure to a bed bug infestation? Based on the facts surrounding your claim, you could be entitled to receive compensation. What type of compensation could you receive? Based on the details surrounding your bed bug injury claim, you could be eligible to recover compensation for some of the following:
- Medical costs
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Extermination costs
- Punitive damages
- Legal fees
For more information about the specific type and amount of compensation that you could receive – including the potential value of your Oakland bed bug injury claim – you should seek legal assistance with our experts immediately. Our bed bug injury lawyer are ready to aggressively fight for your right to recover the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim. If you would like to learn more about the compensation that you could be eligible to receive, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm as soon as possible.
What Should You Do?
If you have been harmed by a bed bug infestation, there are a number of things that you should do to prepare to sue. Consider some of the recommendations listed below:
- Seek medical assistance
- Take photos of your bed bug bites (and other harm such as infection or allergic reaction)
- Take photos of the bed bug bites
- Report the bed bugs to the appropriate party (either the landlord, the store owner, or the hotel/motel owner)
- Collect all medical records
- Collect all records of lost wages
- Collect all records of property damage
- Collect all records of extermination costs
- Contact an experienced bed bug injury lawyer as soon as possible
File Within the Statute of Limitations
If you are interested in taking legal action against a motel owner, hotel owner, landlord, or store owner for the bed bug harm that you or a member of your family suffered, it is important that you have a thorough understanding of the total length of time that applies to your claim. A statute of limitations, which determines the time that claimants have to sue, applies to all claims – including bed bug claims. If claims are not filed within the allowed time, claimants could lose their right to sue. How long do you have to file your claim? In California, personal injury claims, in general, are subject to a two-year statute of limitations, meaning that claimants only have two years to sue. However, some exceptions could apply that could ultimately affect the time that claimants have to sue. If you are interested in learning more about the total time that you have to sue, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately.
Contact Bed Bug Legal Group Today
Were you or a member of your family exposed to a bed bug infestation in Oakland, CA? Were you exposed anywhere near Berkeley, Fremont, Hayward, Richmond, or Vallejo? Regardless of where or how you were exposed to a bed bug infestation, you might be eligible to pursue a claim. If you are interested in learning more about your right to sue, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately. At Bed Bug Legal Group, our bed bug attorneys are ready to evaluate your claim and help you pursue a bed bug injury claim against the liable party. If you are ready to speak with the experts at our firm, contact us today.
At Bed Bug Legal Group, we know that it can be difficult to find the appropriate legal services. We offer a variety of free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our lawyers will be available to answer absolutely all your questions as well as all your concerns. You can be certain that our bed bug lawyers in Oakland will provide you with all the information necessary to reach a successful claim outcome. Would you like to benefit form our free legal services? If so, contact us today.
At Bed Bug Legal Group, we also offer a Zero-Fee guarantee, which means that our clients will not be required to pay upfront costs for any of our legal services. In addition, our firm is based on contingency, meaning that our clients will not be required to pay anything until after reaching a positive claim outcome. If your claim is unsuccessful, you will not be required to pay anything.
Are you ready to speak with our bed bug lawyers in Oakland? If so, contact us today.